The WV Invests Grant is a state-funded grant program that pays toward the full cost of basic tuition, mandatory fees 1
and academic program fees 2
for select certificate and associate degree programs
at a West Virginia public two- or four-year institution
. Priority is given to programs in high-demand fields
, such as information technology or healthcare, as determined by the West Virginia Department of Commerce. This is a last-dollar-in program, meaning it will pay for any amount up to the total cost of tuition, mandatory fees and academic program fees not already covered by other state or federal grants or scholarships and institutional tuition waivers.
1 The maximum award amount is limited to the total cost of tuition and approved fees minus other grant or scholarship aid. Certain programs charge additional fees not approved for this program. These fees, along with the cost of textbooks and other course materials, must be paid by the student if other forms of financial aid are not available to offset these costs.
2 Effective Summer 2021, academic program fees at 2-year public institutions approved by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education are included in the award amount.